Thinking of Theatre in Perspective of Contemporary Visual Arts Theory

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
207UDP1 Z 1 2T Czech winter

Subject guarantor

Lukáš BRYCHTA

Name of lecturer(s)

Lukáš BRYCHTA

Learning outcomes of the course unit

In this course the student will encounter selected concepts of not only creativity theory fundamentally forming various trends of contemporary art. Introduction to the changes in discourse of fine art and arts in general, thanks to which they will be able to consider the wider context of forms that contemporary alternative theatre is interested in. They will be able to better understand the current transdisciplinary practices typical for the international arts scene and through this become aware what trends are taking off (or may do so) in the Czech theatre scene and be able to describe them. As well their analytical abilities will improve and in a creative manner will be able to consider intermedial overlaps of contemporary fine arts, primarily toward theatre, participative performance and arranged art.

Mode of study

Classes with presentation and discussions on selected works and secondary literature.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Ability to read study materials in English.

Course contents

The course is intended to expanding an awareness of selected theory concepts of fine arts which have overstepped the borders of their area and fundamentally influenced considerations of contemporary art in general. Emphasis will primarily be on those concepts which are devoted to inter-media using theatre or performative elements or those which may be related to them.

During the course students will be introduced to basic turnovers in the discourse of fine art, respectively with the theory of individual directions in fine art which is the main bearer of the work and focus on procesuality, participativity and performativnost. As well, each class will present a selected concept or trend of a collection of artistic works or artists whose reach into the context of the development of art and points to analogy in the area of live art or theatre. The course is meant for student who wish to expand their awareness of theory and practive of some progressive currents in fine art the same as borderline currents of theatre or general performative art and those who would like are inspired by this in their own work.

Course series:

1). Authenticity and technical reproductability of a piece

  1. Conceptual art and the world of art
  2. Modernist art and abstract expressionism
  3. The end of the story of art / Art after the death of art
  4. Event, performance and happening
  5. Installation and decentralization of space
  6. Consumer society and spectacle
  7. TAZ and anarchistic perspectives
  8. Postproduction and relational aesthetic
  9. Art collaboration / Participative turn
  10. Autonomy and emancipated audience
  11. Globalization and post-colonial perspective
  12. Feminism, post-feminisim and gaze

Recommended or required reading

Bay, Hakim. 1994. Immediatism: Essays by Hakim Bay. Edinburgh a San Francisco: AK Press.

Bay, Hakim (2004). Dočasná autonomní zóna. Praha: tranzit.cz.

Bourriaud, Nicolas (2004). Postprodukce. Praha: tranzit.cz.

Bourriaud, Nicolas (2002). Relational Aesthetics. Paris: Les presses du réel.

Bishop, Claire (2005). Installation Art: A Critical History. Londýn a New York: Routledge.

Bishop, Claire (2007). Řízení reality. Spolupráce a participace v současném umění. Sešit pro umění, teorii a příbuzné zóny 1–2: 8–36.

Belting, Hans (2000). Konec dějin umění. Praha: Mladá fronta.

Benjamin, Walter (1979). Umělecké dílo v době své technické reprodukovatelnosti. In Týž. Dílo a jeho zdroj. Praha: Odeon, s. 17–47.

Cage, John (2010). Silence. Praha: tranzit.cz.

Crary, Jonathan (2008). Spektákl, pozornost, protipaměť. Sešit pro umění, teorii a příbuzné zóny 4–5: 62–72.

Danto, Arthur C. (1998) Konec umění. Estetika 35: 1–18

Danto, Arthur C. (2009) Svět umění. Aluze (1): 66–74.

Debord, Guy (2007). Společnost spektáklu. Praha: Intu.

O'Doherty, Brian (2014). Uvnitř bílé krychle. Praha: tranzit.cz.

Duchamp, Marcel (2017). Rozmluvy s Pierrem Cabannem. Praha: tranzit.cz.

Dvořák, Tomáš (ed.) (2010). Kapitoly z dějin a teorie médií. Praha: Akademie výtvarných umění v Praze.

Fried, Michael (1998). Umění a objektovost. In Tomáš Pospiszyl (ed.). Před obrazem: Antologie americké výtvarné teorie a kritiky. Praha: OSVU, s. 42–71.

Graeber, David (2012). Fragmenty anarchistické antropologie. Praha: tranzit.cz.

Greenberg, Clement (1998). Modernistická malba. In Tomáš Pospiszyl (ed.). Před obrazem: Antologie americké výtvarné teorie a kritiky. Praha: OSVU, s. 35–42.

Havránek, Vít (ed.) (2011). Postkoloniální myšlení II. Praha: tranzit.cz.

Havránek, Vít a Ondřej Lánský (eds.) (2013). Postkoloniální myšlení IV. Praha: tranzit.cz.

Kaprow, Allan (1993). The Legacy of Jackson Pollock. In ibid. Essays on the Blussing of Art and Life. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, s. 1–9.

Kulka, Tomáš (2000). Umění a kýč. Praha: Torst.

Kulka, Tomáš a Denis Ciporanov (eds.) (2010). Co je umění? Texty angloamerické estetiky 20. století. Červený Kostelec: Pavel Mervart.

Lánský, Ondřej (2014). Postkolonialismus a dekolonizace: základní vymezení a inspirace pro sociální vědy. Sociální studia 11 (1): 41–60.

Magrid, Václav (2008). Konstruovaná situace a její okamžik v čase. Sešit pro umění, teorii a příbuzné zóny 4–5: 32–60.

Minh-ha, Trinh T. (2015). Odjinud, než se nachází právě zde. Praha: tranzit.cz.

Oates-Indruchová, Libora (1998). Dívčí válka s ideologií: Klasické texty angloamerického feministického myšlení. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství.

Pachmanová, Martina (2002). Neviditelná žena: Antologie současného amerického myšlení o feminismu, dějinách a vizualitě. Havlíčkův Brod: One Woman Press.

Rancière, Jacques (2009). Emancipovaný divák. Sešit pro umění, teorii a příbuzné zóny 6–7: 126–142.

Said, Edward W. (2008). Orientalismus: Západní koncepce Orientu. Praha a Litomyšl: Ladislav Horáček – Paseka.

Stejskal, Jakub (2009). Rancière a estetika. Sešit pro umění, teorii a příbuzné zóny 6–7: 108–125.

Zálešák, Jan (2011). Umění spolupráce. Praha: Akademie výtvarných umění v Praze.

Assessment methods and criteria

Readings of short texts and preparations for individual classes throughout the semester. Active approach and desire to discuss established topics.

The course is completed with credit. Class participation and on-going preparations for them. Minimum attendance - 75%.

Further information

This course is an elective for all AMU students

Schedule for winter semester 2018/2019:

06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
room S410
Učebna S410 (DAMU)

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
BRYCHTA L.
13:00–14:30
(parallel2)
Fri
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Thu 13:00–14:30 Lukáš BRYCHTA Učebna S410 (DAMU)
Karlova 26, Praha 1
parallel2

Schedule for summer semester 2018/2019:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans